2013-04-21T00:00:00Z 2013-04-24T19:12:02Z SouthwestMontanaSnapshots Montana Standard
April 21, 2013 12:00 am

CTEC meeting on Monday

Citizens Technical Environmental Committee will have its monthly meeting on Monday, April 22, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Montana Tech Student Union Building Kelley-Steward Room.

Agenda topics include the EPA’s Community Involvement Plan and Montana Department of Environmental Quality’s Community involvement activities for the Montana Pole Plant.

The public is invited.

Berkeley Pit water focus of Monday talk

A process that proposes to clean the polluted Berkeley Pit water will be discussed at the Butte Archives, 17 W. Quartz St., from 1o a.m. to noon Monday, April 22.

John Bewsey, of Trailblazer Technologies Bewsey, of South Africa, believes he has invented a way to treat acid mine drainage that turns the water loaded with metals and chemicals into a product that can earn a profit.

Tom Malloy, reclamation manager for Butte-Silver Bow County, was instrumental in getting Bewsey to visit Butte.

“We’ve always known how to clean up the water and how to recover the metals,” Malloy said. “We just didn’t know how we could make a profit.”

Daughters of Norway subject of talk

The Butte-Silver Bow Archives will continue its Brown Bag Lunch series at noon Wednesday, April 24, with Dorothy Anne Honeychurch discussing the Daughters of Norway exhibit on display at the Butte Archives.

She will also give a brief history of the Daughters of Norway. She is a past president of the Daughters of Norway Solheim Lodge 20 in Butte.

Story time at library

Story time at the Butte Public Library, 226 W. Broadway St., starts at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, in the children’s room. The subject is ladybugs, and youngsters will listen to bug stories, sing a ladybug song, and do a ladybug craft. All ages are welcome. For details, call Cathy at 723-3361.

Bakken production topic of lecture

Scyller Borglum, a graduate student in petroleum engineering at Montana Tech, will present her research on Bakken oil production at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 25, in Room 128 of the Natural Resources Building on the Montana Tech campus. The public is welcome to attend.

The focus of Borglum’s research is understanding the contribution of natural fractures and pressure dependent permeability to varying Bakken production.

Biology talk at Montana Tech

The Montana Tech Department of Biology Spring Speaker Series will continue at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 25, in CBB 102 with Shawn Riley presenting.

Riley’s topic is “From Tigers to White-tailed Deer: Integrating Human Dimensions Insights in Wildlife Conservation.”

Riley is a professor in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, and a scientist in the Partnership for Ecosystem Research and Management at Michigan State University.

Workshop set for non-trad students

ANACONDA— A College Exploration Workshop will be held Thursday, April 25, 6-8 p.m. upstairs at Hearst Free Library, 401 Main St.

The purpose is to get information to non-traditional students about what is available to them. It’s sponsored by the Anaconda Adult Learning Center, formerly the Anaconda Community Adult Literacy Program.

Non-traditional students or graduates will give advice, as well as people representing programs that can help the students.

Confab Friday on Bakken oil

Montana businesses can learn about the Bakken oil boom and explore opportunities to do business in the region on Friday, April 26, at the “Tapping Opportunity in the Bakken” briefing at Highlands College.

Former Gov. Brian Schweitzer headlines the roster of speakers. He will discuss the current status of the Bakken oil field, needs created by the boom, the challenges of doing business in the region and what lies ahead.

Joining “live from the field” will be longtime Williston Economic Development Executive Director, Tom Rolfstad. Ed Wetherbee, managing director of the Northern Rockies Regional Center, of Montana, and former president of Colorado Energy Management in Boulder, alongside Arnie Sherman, president of Global Development Services, Inc., and executive director of the Montana World Trade Center, will deliver the Keys to Tapping Six Breakthrough Areas presentation on specific market opportunities.

The conference costs $149. To learn more, visit and click the Bakken Business link or phone (406) 243-6930. The one-day program is not for job seekers, the news release said.

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